Financial Aid and Scholarships

Securing financial support is a critical piece of your successful transition to Virginia Tech.  Options to consider include:

  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grants
  • Students and Parent Loans
  • Scholarships
  • Student Employment

Financial Aid

For detailed information, and for the application process, please visit Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Virginia Tech awards financial aid to eligible students in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment (federal work-study). The majority of financial aid is intended for full-time students with financial need.

To apply, transfer students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically at The FASFA for 2018-2019 opened on Oct 1st and our priority deadline is January 15, 2018. Grant funds are limited so students should apply by the priority deadline to be considered for the most aid.

The priority deadline applies to all financial aid programs except the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Student, Federal Direct Grad PLUS and Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Programs.

Virginia Tech's institutional school code number 003754, must be listed on the FAFSA for the FAFSA report to be sent to Virginia Tech. Students must complete and submit a new FAFSA each year.

Again, the electronic FAFSA application has been available since October 1, 2017. All offers of financial aid are contingent upon receipt of anticipated federal and state funds by the university. Awards may be reduced or canceled if anticipated funds are not received. Offers of financial aid are subject to full-time enrollment and the student meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy requirements.


The Two-Year College Transfer Grant is administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to provide financial assistance to students who receive an associate's degree at a Virginia 2-year public institution. For more information visit Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Grants are awarded exclusively on financial need. These are considered gift aid and unlike loans, grants do not have to be repaid. By filing your FAFSA within the priority deadline of the January 15th of 2018, your eligibility for any grants through Virginia Tech will be assessed. You will be notified with your Financial Aid Award package if you are eligible to receive any grants .Virginia Tech offers several types of grants through the Federal Government, the State Government, as well as other organizations. For more information visit Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Student and Parent Loans

Loans must be repaid. A college education is an important investment in your future and loans are available to help to pay for the cost, however be careful how much you borrow.

For more information visit Scholarships and Financial Aid.


Scholarships are another type of gift aid,  that will not have to be repaid. Through the FAFSA application you will automatically be considered for certain types of scholarships. Others you will have to apply for yourself, based on you merits and need. For more information visit Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Student Employment

Through the Federal Work Study Program you can be eligible for positions on and off campus to provide you with work to pay your way through college.

For more information visit Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Still have questions?

For additional questions regarding funding your Virginia Tech experience, please contact the:

Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid
Student Services Building Suite 200
800 Washington St SW, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Phone: 540-231-5179
Fax: 540-231-9139